Thursday, April 9, 2009

Home Again

Hi there! We are back after a visit to my Mother in Mississippi. While we were there we made a visit to Mynelle Gardens in Jackson. I had never been before, to my shame, though I lived near enough for a long time.

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed it tremendously. I recommend it if you're ever in the area.
The property was developed mainly by Mynelle Westbrook Hayward, who lived there with her family. She loved flowers and brought plants and garden fixtures from her travels all over the world to enhance her gardens. It was all sold to the city of Jackson in 1973, and is now open to the public.

This house was built in the 1920's around a central courtyard. Unfortunately they do not allow visitors to tour the house. It is rented out for weddings and other events though.

We did peek into the windows and we could see the hardwood floors and dark wood paneling, and through to a part of the indoor courtyard - just gorgeous!

Can't you just se yourself relaxing in one of these swings?

Or maybe having a coffee at this wrought iron grouping enjoying a view of the lake?

The children had a playhouse, but only this stone fireplace and chimney remain of it.
There are so many places to sit and just enjoy the view.

There are three bronze sculptures in perfect placement through the gardens.

And a different, beautiful view every few steps.

Hope you enjoyed taking this little tour with us!
It's good to be back home.
Hugs and kisses,


Susan said...

What lovely gardens. I am so happy when I get to go along on virtual day trips--I get to see so much of the country; of the world. Sounds like a very nice visit with your mother.
Happy Easter!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous and the weather looks perfect. I can't wait until it warms up here! Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures.

Millie said...

The gardens are lovely. I am so happy you had a good time with your moter. Welcome home!

Patsy said...

Hi, thanks for the visit and the garden tour.